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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion |  Just say no to “Chick Flicks”

Opinion | Just say no to “Chick Flicks”

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist February 18, 2020
Our stories are for everyone and they matter, even if the world isn’t ready to accept it yet. A change in terminology will help ease us into a more accepting future.
“Harriet” promotional poster.

“Harriet” tells the story of Harriet Tubman — but little else

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2019
It seems that the only way filmmakers are able to get nominated for an Academy Award is to release their film in the late fall, which only makes my job harder. One of those potential award nominees is the biopic “Harriet,” based on the life of the slave abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The new movie “Joker” explores the origins of the popular character.

Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer October 10, 2019
In the beginning of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” the titular character Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) gets beaten up by a teenage gang so deliberately characterless it could’ve been pulled from a ’90s morning cartoon.
Taron Egerton in “Rocketman.”

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

By Melanie Pantano, For The Pitt News June 12, 2019
“Rocketman” is the story that Elton John wants us to know.
“Booksmart” theatrical release poster.

‘Booksmart’: not another teen movie

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer May 28, 2019
High school is an awkward, four-year transition from childhood into semi-adulthood. While no two adolescent experiences are the same, the years we spend in high school are weird, confusing and sometimes awful. “Booksmart” captures it all.
“After” was originally written as a fanfiction on popular website Wattpad and featured the members of former boy band One Direction.

Review: ‘After’ provokes unintended laughter

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2019
Last week, another fanfiction-turned-novel- turned-movie by the name “After” was released, and was as underwhelming and convoluted as the original work.
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Reynolds Woodcock and Vicky Krieps stars as Alma in the film Phantom Thread. (Laurie Sparham/Focus Features)

“Phantom Thread” weaves a tale of style and strange love

By Vikram Sundar | For The Pitt News February 8, 2018

Leading man Daniel Day-Lewis sews his way into our hearts once again in the stylish, yet heartfelt “Phantom Thread.” Written and directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”...

Pitt alum Brandon Keenan independently funded and produced the psychological thriller film “Body Farm.” (Photo courtesy of Brandon Keenan)

Pitt alumni produce ‘Body Farm’ film

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer January 16, 2018

When a friend offhandedly suggested that Brandon Keenan — a 2005 graduate of Pitt’s media communication program — research the strange topic of body farms, he quickly discovered a potential story...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

By Thomas Wick | Columnist September 28, 2017

Hollywood has a complicated relationship with racial injustice in America, and for good reason — minority actors still struggle for representation in the industry. But when I heard controversy brewing...

(Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

Songs over storyline: music fuels Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver”

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor June 27, 2017

After watching Edgar Wright’s new film “Baby Driver,” I have no doubt Wright would be a ton of fun at karaoke night. Wright’s newest film prioritizes its soundtrack — packing a whopping 30...

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